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5 Things To Do Before You Get Engaged

Lately we are hearing about all these surprise engagements! Countless stories of photographers and cinematographers secretly capturing proposals. Not to mention, they even have hidden cameras in ring boxes these days. You just never know when something exciting might happen. A great example of a surprise proposal is Aaron and Makenna's surprise proposal captured by  Jessica Janae Photography. You can see the entire proposal story here on How He Asked. Of course, we would love if an elaborate plan was plotted out to document the beginning of our Love Story. However, we would really want to ensure that we were as prepared as possible. Here a 5 easy things to do if the "BIG QUESTION," might be near.
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5 Things To Do Before You Get Engaged
Lately we are hearing about all these surprise engagements! Countless stories of photographers and cinematographers secretly capturing proposals. Not to mention, they even have hidden cameras in ring boxes these days. You just never know when something exciting might happen. A great example of a surprise proposal is Aaron and Makenna's surprise proposal captured by  Jessica Janae Photography. You can see the entire proposal story here on How He Asked. Of course, we would love if an elaborate plan was plotted out to document the beginning of our Love Story. However, we would really want to ensure that we were as prepared as possible. Here a 5 easy things to do if the "BIG QUESTION," might be near.
One of the biggest things to do before you get engaged is to ask yourself, Do we have the same core values, future plans and are willing to be together forever? We are positive you answered, YES to all of the above. Now read on for 5 things to do before you get your pretty engagement ring. Maybe one of them will be an a vintage engagement ring  like the one above from Era Gem
1. Start moisturizing your hands. Here is an affordable and effective DIY hand treatment that will make soften your hands instantly. You will need Almond Oil, a hand towel and a good motorizing cream. 1. Rub 1 teaspoon of almond oil into hands and cuticles. 2. Wrap each hand in a small towel, and allow the oil to penetrate for at least 5 minutes. 3. Wipe the excess oil off hands. Don't rinse them as any remaining oil will be absorbed over the next few minutes. 4. Follow with a moisturizing hand cream like Supergoop.
You never know when it will happen, so be prepared. Check out this cute engagement captured by Photographer Danielle Poff. See the entire event on Ruffled Blog.
2. Be prepared with an emergency engagement bag Makeup bag by Charlotte Tilbury 1. Compact Mirror - to check yourself before photos 2. Kissable Lipstick - there is going to be some smooching involved3. Breath Mints - you always want to be minty fresh4. Mascara Remover - you might cry a little 5. Mini deodorant - you might be perspiring from all the excitement
Emily Jean artfully captured Sean surprising Lina. You can see their entire engagement session here.
3. Make sure you nails are done. We are loving all these amazing color by Colores de Carol. Below are a few of  nail ideas that will flaunt your engagement ring off.
Horizontal silver stripes draw attention to a glittering engagement ring, while the other nails get a healthy dose of sparkle. Images via Brides.
Personally, we feel that Essie nail polish lasts the longest if you don't opt for Gel.. We are loving the soft pink above of Essie, Fiji. You can see more Essie colors over at Lofty Appetite.
It could happen anywhere ... even in the snow. You must see this entire engagement story over at howheasked.com. Photo by Chris Emeott Photography
4. Know how to Group Message. You can easily set up the group that you want to notify for momentous occasions - just like getting engaged. Sure you will share it on IG or Facebook, but before you do that - be sure to share the great news to those you hold near and dear. If you love the ring above you can buy it at  Eloise. Learn How to Group Message for iOS 8 on your iphone here Learn How to Group Message on an Android Phone
5. Learn a few easy hairstyles Here are few easy hairstyles to ensure that you hair looks cute, just in case there's a secret photographer lurking around the corner. You want to make sure you always look your best ... just in case. Above half up, half down style with instructions via Twist Me Pretty.
Low Rolled Updo is a chic-meets-casual look and it is very simple to recreate. Visit LuLu's Blog to find out how.
Let's go down to the beach for a walk! Surprise proposal captured by Kevin Warn.
If you stumbled across this feature, and are wondering how you can plan out your own surprise engagement you can visit our Vendor Guide here for countless photographers that would be more than happy to help you plan out a secret proposal like Danny and Sam's magical proposal.

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